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Sunday, February 24, 2008

My View on Kung Fu Dunk

I watched Kung Fu Dunk on Valentine's Day in GSC, Pavillion KL. What I can say is that it's a very unoriginal flick. Ya, I know Jay Chou's fan will start blasting me. I like his songs but not this movie.

The first unoriginality is combining kung fu with sport. Stephen Chou had done that in Shaolin Football, changing the type of sport to basketball and using kung fu instead of Shaolin doesn't make it a new idea.


The second unoriginality is the main characters in the movie, which strike a close resemblance to one of my favourite manga/anime, Slam Dunk. The lead character played by Jay Chou is a genius type basketball player with great endurance and jumping power. Funny that the lead character in Slam Dunk, Sakuragi Hanamichi also have the same profile. There's even one scene where Jay hit the dunk board when doing his first slam dunk, which can be found in Slam Dunk too where Sakuragi first try to do slam dunk but failed and hitting the dunk board.

Then enter the team captain played by Bo-lin Chan. He don't resemble Takenori Akagi in personal character (Akagi is tall,dark and muscular. Not an alcoholic) but Akagi got a younger sister, Takenori Haruko whom is the basketball team manager. Bo-lin Chan also have a younger sister played by Charlene Choi of Twins and she happened to be the team manager too and have a crush on the chracter played Baron Chan, whom turn out to be so much like Rukawa Kaede. Rukawa is a great basketball player with great skill. He is adored by many girls which is the same as Baron Chan's chracter . Haruko (the team captain's younger sister) also has a crush over Rukawa.

The producer might as well put in the opening credential there "Based on characters from the Japanese manga Slam Dunk".

The third unoriginality, well not everyone might agreed with me but the scene that Jay Chou and Eric Tsang 's characters are eating French cuisine in the back alley reminds me of Rattatoile. Maybe it's just me.

Overall, this is a movie with some great stunt coordination and special effect. If you want to watch a movie with a good story this is not a movie you will want to watch.

Rating: 2.5/5

13 comments :

zє๓ค๔-ﻮคlz said...

Hey! I agree D:
Well, but not for the Rattatoile part.
However, just watch the movie & not think so much la...

coolku said...

ya, dun think too much. cny ma, as long as it bring happiness after watching it, then ok already. :)

Jackson said...

really that bad ar? Actually im Jay's fans....

Freethinker said...

heard u wanna meet me... wassup

Simon Seow said...

z: thanks for dropping by. The Rattatoile is just my view. Ya, I didn't think too much when watching, only after that I feel the similarity with Slam Dunk.

coolku: yupe, you're right just purely for entertainment.

jackson: I'm his fans too but just that this movie has no meaning just purely for a laugh or two on CNY.

FT: yes, always heard about you from Esther mah. Who wouldn't want to meet the famous Freethinker?

Freethinker said...

*ahem* I aint famous... kucimai onli

Simon Seow said...

FT, kucimai or famous also can meet up mah. Esther say you're very different in person compared to your virtual self.

Freethinker said...

since u r so free on thursday, u can actually meet me for dinner.. near my office if u interested.

Then u wil meet the kucimai

Ace Gan said...

WOOT!~ Thx for LINKING me dude! :) XP

I totally agree. This movie has to many refrences to the manga/anime Slam Dunk. Lack of originality. =.="

Why don't we watch Slam Dunk all over again? Ain't that MUCH better? :) XD

Simon Seow said...

ace: Welcome. Thanks for dropping by too.

LOL. Agreed. Especially the final match with San Oh.

ling239 said...

to me...
a movie is a movie lar
dun think too much ;p

i like the scene when Jay jump too high and broke the lamp XD

Simon Seow said...

Just voicing my point of view.

I like the fighting scene in the club.

ling239 said...

hmm... that one also not bad ~ ^_^